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Halloween 2016 Recap!

Halloween 2016 Recap!

Well we survived another year of an insane amount of energy, and a sugar rush that would put Willy Wonka to shame...all in the name of free candy and memories. This year we had Super Mario, a Cowgirl, and Bumblebee the Transformer!  Eli wins for funniest costume (which was a tad too small, #momfail...we just can't seem to get him to stop growing!), Olivia wins for cheapest and cutest (naturally), and Titus wins for being the coolest (he loved those muscles, if you can't tell). We took the kids over to their friends' house and enjoyed walking around with a dinosaur (T-Rex more specifically...we asked), Luke Skywalker (from episode 4...according to Eli this was an important disctinction), a Pirate Fairy, a police man and Spider man. Even some of the adults jumped in, with an appearance from Rey from Star Wars, and ANOTHER Luke Skywalker (albeit from episode 6), and even a little BB-8! We were quite the crew and had so much fun!

We got to relive our own memories of walking around neighborhoods, clutching pillow cases, and getting way too much candy! There were so many people out and about it really was a fantastic time, and we drove away thinking "Now that's what Halloween is SUPPOSED to be like!" We got to hang out with good friends, family, and a bunch of other weirdos in costumes just for fun! The only bad part of the night was getting locked out and someone (who will remain nameless) had to show off their Crossfit skills and bust down a door. Never fear though, that same individual also has some crazy good handy man skills and fixed the door in less than an hour. 

We hope everyone else had a fantastically fun and safe Halloween like we did! We also decided that, because we had so much fun this year, we might just have to dress up ourselves next year! If you have any suggestions, let us know!

Fri-yay! Weekly Recap #17!

Fri-yay! Weekly Recap #17!

Happy pre-Halloween weekend! We aren't gonna lie...we kinda almost forgot Halloween this year. Mostly because well...parent mush brain? Does that work as an excuse?! If not, it does now so deal with it people! Thankfully, Walmart saved the day with a ridiculous assortment of licensed character costumes! Nothing says FUN! like dressing up in clothing made out of cheap plastic table cloth material for an hour or so and coming home with enough candy to send an elephant into a diabetic coma! We can't wait!

With Halloween comes Halloween parties at school! Megan (bravely) volunteered to help chaperone Olivia's First Grade Halloween Spooktacular. They had tons of fun playing games, doing Halloween word searches, and eating way too much sugar! It was an awesome time to get some "girl time" together, meet Olivia's school friends and teachers, and have a blast!

We also had Parent/Teacher conferences this week. Duh, duh, duuuuuh... (cue intense music). Ok they weren't that bad, but because this was our first time EVER doing them, we didn't really know what to expect. All we really knew about Parent/Teachers conferences is what we remembered as kids...which is basically these were a special time for parents and teachers to get together and conspire about how to make your elementary school life completely miserable for the remaining 6 months of the school year. You can understand our shock when, in actuality, this was NOT how these little meetings went. To our complete surprise, their teachers were totally normal, awesome people who love our kids and know all their little personality quirks ALREADY! We brought each of them a little package of Megan's (soon to be) World Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies because bribery never hurt anyone, right?! It was interesting to see the whole experience as a parent and we are proud to say, the kids are doing pretty awesome in school! However, we can't guarantee we didn't conspire just a little bit with their teachers to make their lives a little bit miserable. ;-) After all, that's part of any healthy childhood right?!

Finally, we had one of our first ever Premier Nights this week! We had so much fun with the Ward Family! It truly is one of the most rewarding parts of what we do when we get to sit down with a family and do their image reveal.  We really want this to be a special moment for each and every family we photograph. We love hearing their reactions, seeing the tears of joy, and helping them use their images to turn their house into a home! It really was a special time, and we are so glad they loved their photos...but we're even more glad that we got to hang out with them, get to know them, and help them celebrate their beautiful family! If you'd like more information about what we do, or what our Premier Night is all about, go ahead and contact us and we'd love to share our vision for photography, family, and how you can use your photographs to showcase your beautiful family!

Have a safe and happy Halloween weekend everyone! We'll catch y'all again on Monday!

The Ward Family

The Ward Family

We love that we have the best job ever. We love families that make it fun, families that laugh, make goofy faces, and genuinely enjoy each others' company. The Ward family is definitely one of those families and we had the best time hanging out with them! We loved Abby's sassy poses and goofy faces and Jack's serious looks. He has that "smolder" look down, ya know?! We love Lizzy and her sweet baby face, but really who wouldn't?

If you don't know the Ward family you should make them cookies and get to know them because they are the best. Thank you guys for allowing us to be apart of your family and we can't wait to see these photos on your walls and in your hands!